Sgt. Ordway, June 1, 1806:
The next morning they "Set out eairly and turned down the river," and arrived at Camp Chopunnish at about noon. The chief was Hohots Ilppilp, or "red grizzly." His village was near the mouth of the South Fork, somewhere below the center of this photo. According to Nez Perce lore, his sister bore a son of Captain Clark who was with the Non-Treaty Nez Perce bands at the Battle of the Bear Paw Mountains in 1877, was deported with the survivors to Oklahoma, and died there.
Aerial photographs by Jim Wark, using waypoints recommended by Steve L. Russell.
Funded in part by a grant from the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee.